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Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisation (part 2)

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Hard Brexit, here we come: UK to leave EU common market (part 1)

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Pardon my whistleblower: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence (part 1)

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Pardon my whistleblower: Obama, security and surveillance (part 2)

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CAR citizens reluctantly leave makeshift camp

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Film show: My French Film Festival, 'Stalin's Couch' and 'Birth of a Nation'

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Iraq: On the ground with French troops in Mosul

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2017 French presidential election: Can newcomer Macron win?

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Davos 2017: WEF considers challenges for Paris Climate Agreement

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#THE 51%

A program about women who are reshaping our world. Join us every Friday at 4:40 pm Paris time and check out our Facebook page: FRANCE24.51percent.

Latest update : 2014-04-28

The Peacemakers: Does gender really make a difference?

In a special edition of "The 51 Percent", Annette Young meets three extraordinary women, all of whom are Nobel Peace Prize winners.

On the panel is Jody Williams, who's been a driving force in an international campaign against landmines. It led to the signing of the Ottawa Convention by 161 nations, banning the use, sale and stockpiling of anti-personnel landmines. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

Also joining us is Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist who was awarded the prize in 2011 for her work in ending the Liberian civil war.

Last but by no means least is Shirin Ebadi. She is Iran's first woman judge who won the prize in 2003 for her work in promoting democracy and human rights.

Annette Young asks the three laureates whether women are naturally better peacemakers.

By Annette YOUNG

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2017-01-13 Yemen

Threat to U.S. abortion rights: Pro-choice activists prepare to take on Trump

In this edition, for America's pro-choice activists, the battle lines are being drawn as Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House. We talk to Vicki Saporta from the...

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2016-12-15 France

Ensuring space for all

In this edition, the battle against gender segregation in public spaces in French cities. Also how South Korean authorities are taking on hitech voyeurs; not easy in a country...

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2016-12-08 work

Diving back in: Offering support for French mothers returning to work

In this edition, how French mothers are being taught to use their parenting skills to their advantage when they re-enter the workforce. Also we meet Helen Darbishire from Access...

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2016-12-01 pornography

Generation porn: The impact of online pornography on teen sexuality

In this edition, how to talk to teenagers in the age of social media and pornography. We meet two American women, Allison Havey and Deana Puccio, who believe parents are...

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2016-11-25 Pakistan

Pakistani girl power: 'Aware Girls' wins Chirac foundation prize for conflict prevention

In this edition, we're taking a look at how organisations in two neighbouring countries are using novel methods to improve the status of women. We report on a group of young...

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